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Poster:  PTDT         Reply   Post Message
Date: Wed Nov 23 09:50:33 2005
Subject:  Reply to Haha
Post No:  2345    

You wrote, "Nirvana is entered with the knowledge and understanding of the 4 Noble Truths, and it requires no effort to sustain (it remains forever). One only requires to make an effort to gain the knowledge and understanding of the 4 Noble Truths."
I have the knowledge and understanding of the 4 Noble Truths now, how come I'm not in Nirvana? See, what you said is not true.

You also wrote, 'One does not need to die to enter Nirvana, so the Buddha did not lie when he talked about the total cessation of suffering. The body can suffer, bleed, decay, and die, but one does not suffer in any way, or die, or reborn. One knows "this body is not me". ' I agree wlth what you said, but my question is "am I in Nirvana immediately after I die since I no longer suffer?"

Nam Mo^ Dia Vu+o*ng Bo^` Ta't.

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